Changes afoot at IoT provider Ingenu: John Horn is out as CEO

John Horn is no longer CEO of Ingenu. Image: Ingenu

John Horn is no longer the CEO of IoT provider Ingenu, according to people familiar with the company’s plans who asked not to be named.

It’s unclear whether Horn left or is being replaced.

Ingenu declined to comment on the news.

Horn’s departure from Ingenu is noteworthy as the company has been working to build wireless networks in locations across the globe to support internet of things (IoT) services. Indeed, earlier this year the company announced it expanded its network in locations in New Mexico, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. The company said its RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) network covered a population of over 12.5 million and an area of nearly 7,000 square miles. Overall, in the United States, Ingenu hopes to cover 100 metro markets this year.

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And just a few weeks after that announcement, Ingenu furthered its international expansion efforts. Specifically, the company said that RPMA licensees RPMAnetworks and Mainland China Telecommunication Co. (MCT) struck a new partnership aimed at delivering integrated IoT products and services to the global market.

Ingenu is one of a number of companies building wireless networks focused on the IoT. Others in the United States include Comcast and Senet, which are building LoRa-powered wireless networks, while Sigfox continues to build out its own slow-speed wireless network in the United States and elsewhere. Meanwhile, AT&T and Verizon are looking to counter the rise of these IoT networks by tweaking their own LTE networks to offer LTE-M services.

John Horn joined Ingenu in 2015 when the company rebranded itself from On-Ramp Wireless.

Horn was previously the director of M2M services for T-Mobile before John Legere took over leadership of that company.